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January 30, 2023, 1:46 PM

Turkey's opposition vows more democracy if it wins election

A coalition of six Turkish opposition parties striving to end two decades of rule by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are reaffirming a commitment for a return to parliamentary democracy should their alliance win elections that are likely to be held on M...
January 30, 2023, 1:46 PM
January 25, 2023, 7:23 PM

Turkey’s president says Sweden shouldn’t expect support for a NATO membership bid

Plus, Pope Francis calls laws that criminalize homosexuality “unjust," and a treasure hunt is underway in the Netherlands for a buried stash of jewelry dating back to World War 2.
January 25, 2023, 7:23 PM
Turkey’s president says Sweden shouldn’t expect support for a NATO membership bid
January 23, 2023, 7:23 PM

Turkey's president says no support for Sweden's NATO bid

Turkey has been holding up the Nordic nations’ historic NATO bids.
January 23, 2023, 7:23 PM
January 23, 2023, 12:38 AM

Erdogan announces Turkish elections to be held on May 14

Turkey’s president has announced May 14 as the date for the country’s next parliamentary and presidential elections
January 23, 2023, 12:38 AM
Erdogan announces Turkish elections to be held on May 14
January 21, 2023, 7:54 PM

Turkey condemns Sweden protests, cancels ministers' meeting

Turkey has canceled a planned visit by Sweden’s defense minister in response to the Nordic country’s issuing of permits for anti-Turkish protests
January 21, 2023, 7:54 PM
Turkey condemns Sweden protests, cancels ministers' meeting
January 17, 2023, 1:05 PM

Turkey's top diplomat to travel to US amid troubled ties

Turkey and the United States will aim to smooth out a series of disagreements between the NATO allies when Turkey’s foreign minister visits this week
January 17, 2023, 1:05 PM
1 month ago

Despite rhetoric, Greek-Turkish armed conflict seen remote

Even by the standards of Turkey’s and Greece’s frequently strained relations, it was a remarkable escalation
1 month ago
1 month ago

7 dead in Turkish restaurant gas canister blast

Turkish officials say a gas canister explosion at a restaurant in western Turkey has killed seven people
1 month ago
7 dead in Turkish restaurant blast; gas leak suspected
1 month ago

Head of Turkish medical group stands trial on terror charges

The president of the Turkish Medical Association has denied in court accusations that she had engaged in terrorist propaganda by calling for an investigation into allegations that the Turkish military used chemical weapons against Kurdish militants
1 month ago
Head of Turkish medical group stands trial on terror charges
2 months ago

Legislator hospitalized after brawl in Turkey's parliament

An opposition legislator in Turkey has been hospitalized following a brawl that broke out in the country's parliament during a debate over next year’s budget
2 months ago
2 months ago

Turkey says Finland must end arms embargo to join NATO

Turkey’s foreign minister says Finland must publicly declare that it's lifting an arms embargo on Turkey to win Ankara’s approval for its membership into NATO
2 months ago
Turkey says Finland must end arms embargo to join NATO
2 months ago

Turkish inflation eases for 1st time in more than a year

Annual inflation in Turkey has eased slightly in November for the first time in more than a year, but remains close to 24-year highs
2 months ago
Turkish inflation eases for 1st time in more than a year
2 months ago

Turkish strikes on Kurds stoke tensions with Syria as well

This weekend's Turkish airstrikes targeting Kurdish fighters in northern Syria also threaten to stoke tensions with the Syrian government
2 months ago
Turkish strikes on Kurds stoke tensions with Syria as well
2 months ago

Kurdish militants fire at Turkish border town, 2 killed

Turkish officials say suspected Kurdish militants in Syria have fired rockets into a border town in Turkey, killing two people and wounding 10 others
2 months ago
Kurdish militants fire at Turkish border town, 3 killed
2 months ago

Turkey summons Swedish envoy over images 'insulting' Erdogan

Turkey says the images insulted President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
2 months ago
2 months ago

Turkey: 17 charged over bombing in Istanbul that killed 6

Turkey's state-run news agency says a court has ordered 17 suspects jailed pending trial in connection with a deadly street bombing in Istanbul last weekend
2 months ago
Turkey: 17 charged over bombing in Istanbul that killed 6
2 months ago

Netanyahu, Turkey's Erdogan to continue to improve ties

Turkey’s president and Israel’s likely next prime minister say that they will work to continue to improve ties between their countries
2 months ago
Netanyahu says Turkey's Erdogan agrees to reset ties
3 months ago

Turkey makes more arrests in connection with deadly bombing

Turkey's justice minister says the number of people in custody in connection with the deadly bomb attack on a bustling pedestrian avenue in Istanbul has increased to 50
3 months ago
Turkey makes more arrests in connection with deadly bombing
3 months ago

Suspect reportedly detained in Istanbul explosion that left 6 dead, 53 injured

An explosion in Istanbul, Turkey, leaves at least 6 dead, 53 injured. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan called the explosion a terrorist attack.
3 months ago
Suspect reportedly detained in Istanbul explosion that left 6 dead, 53 injured
3 months ago

Bomb rocks avenue in heart of Istanbul; 6 dead, dozens hurt

The bomb exploded on a popular pedestrian street in Istanbul.
3 months ago
4 months ago

Death toll rises to 41 in Turkey coal mine explosion

The status of one miner was unclear.
4 months ago
5 months ago

32 killed in highway crashes in Turkey

Two separate highway disasters 150 miles away from each other each involved vehicles slamming into earlier crash scenes.
5 months ago
32 killed in highway crashes in Turkey
5 months ago

2 horrific road crashes in Turkey kills dozens

Dozens are now dead in two separate incidents including first responders and journalists.
5 months ago
2 horrific road crashes in Turkey kills dozens
1 year ago

Firefighting plane crashes in Turkey

Officials in Moscow said the Russian firefighting plane crashed while trying to land at an airport in southern Turkey.
1 year ago
Firefighting plane crashes in Turkey
1 year ago

Drone footage shows devastation from Turkey wildfires

Drone footage shows the devastating aftermath of wildfires that have been raging in Turkey.
1 year ago
Drone footage shows devastation from Turkey wildfires
2 years ago

US sanctions NATO ally Turkey for purchasing Russian missile system

Pres. Trump sanctioned Turkey for purchasing a Russian missile defense system after years of Congress pressuring him to.
2 years ago
US sanctions NATO ally Turkey for purchasing Russian missile system
2 years ago

Americans threatened by terror, kidnapping plots in Turkey, embassy warns

The U.S. Embassy in Turkey warned Americans about potential terror and kidnapping plots in an urgent security alert.
2 years ago
Americans threatened by terror, kidnapping plots in Turkey, embassy warns
2 years ago

An American journalist was murdered in Turkey. Why didn't the US investigate?

Turkish authorities say Halla and Orouba Barakat were killed in a family dispute. Others suspect a targeted assassination.
2 years ago
An American journalist was murdered in Turkey. Why didn't the US investigate?
2 years ago

Armenia and Azerbaijan battle amid reports that Turkish-backed Syrian rebels were deployed

Armenia says Turkey shot down one of its fighter jets as fighting with Azerbaijan around disputed enclave Nagorno-Karabakh intensifies.
2 years ago
Armenia claims Turkey 'shot down' one of its jets during Nagorno-Karabakh fighting
3 years ago

Child dies as migrant and refugee crisis escalates on Greek-Turkish border

After Turkey opened its borders to let refugees and migrants out, chaos has been brewing at the border with Greece.
3 years ago
Child dies as migrant and refugee crisis escalates on Greek-Turkish border
3 years ago

Successive avalanches hit same spot, killing 33 and burying dozens of rescuers in Turkey

Successive avalanches struck the same spot in eastern Turkey, trapping dozens and killing 33 people who attended the first avalanche.
3 years ago
Avalanche wipes out rescue team; 33 dead overall
3 years ago

3 dead, over 170 injured after passenger plane crashes at Istanbul airport

A passenger plane crashes at Istanbul airport, with the fuselage ripped into three parts.
3 years ago
3 dead, 179 injured after passenger plane crashes at Istanbul airport
3 years ago

Passenger jet slides off runway, breaks into pieces in Turkey

The Pegasus Airline plane completely ripped in half with 183 people on board after it was unable to stop on an Istanbul runway, killing at least three people and reportedly injuring 179.
3 years ago
Passenger jet slides off runway, breaks into pieces in Turkey
3 years ago

Analysis: Turkey once again threatens to close U.S. bases

The latest squabble indicates worsening ties between Washington and Ankara
3 years ago
Analysis: Turkey once again threatens to close U.S. bases
3 years ago

Trump to welcome Erdogan as friend despite high tensions in US-Turkish relations, bipartisan condemnation of Turkey

President Trump will welcome Turkey's president as a friend despite high tensions in U.S.-Turkish relations and bipartisan condemnation of Turkey's actions in Syria.
3 years ago
Trump to welcome Erdogan as friend despite tensions in US-Turkish relations
3 years ago

US lifts Turkey sanctions as impeachment inquiry heats up

President Donald Trump announced U.S. sanctions have been lifted on Turkey as more career diplomats testify in the impeachment probe.
3 years ago
US lifts Turkey sanctions as impeachment inquiry heats up
3 years ago

Amid Turkey-Russia deal, fate of Kurd civilians in the balance

The president of Turkey warned the Kurds that their positions would be destroyed if they did not pull back farther in northern Syria starting Wednesday.
3 years ago
Amid Turkey-Russia deal, fate of Kurd civilians in the balance
3 years ago

US 'ceasefire' with Turkey appears to fall apart

The short-lived deal comes as Republicans continue to blast President Trump for abandoning the Kurds in the region.
3 years ago
US 'ceasefire' with Turkey appears to fall apart
3 years ago

Trump on ceasefire: This is an ‘incredible outcome’

Turkey has agreed to a ceasefire in northern Syria with allied rebels and U.S.-backed Syrian Kurds.
3 years ago
Trump on ceasefire: This is an ‘incredible outcome’
3 years ago

Pence arrives in Turkey to try to broker cease-fire

Turkey’s president has refused to negotiate with the U.S. and argues that the Kurds represent a terrorist threat.
3 years ago
Pence arrives in Turkey to try to broker cease-fire
3 years ago

Vice President Pence, Secretary Pompeo traveling to Turkey

President Donald Trump is sending a U.S. delegation to negotiate a ceasefire amid ongoing fighting near the Turkey-Syria border.
3 years ago
Vice President Pence, Secretary Pompeo traveling to Turkey
3 years ago

Pence travels to Turkey in hopes of cease-fire

Vice President Mike Pence is hoping to broker a cease-fire in Turkey’s attack on Syria as Russia moves in to fill the void left by the U.S. withdrawal.
3 years ago
Pence travels to Turkey in hopes of cease-fire
3 years ago

Trump threatens Turkey with new sanctions

President Trump’s threat for even tougher sanctions follows the president’s conversation just over a week ago that essentially opened the door for Turkey to invade Syria.
3 years ago
Trump threatens Turkey with new sanctions
3 years ago

Turkish military moves ahead with massive military operation along Syrian border

Turkey pushes deeper into Syria with more strikes in the attack on U.S.-backed Kurdish forces who were critical allies in the fight against ISIS.
3 years ago
Turkish military moves ahead with massive military operation along Syrian border
3 years ago

Trump set to authorize sanctions against Turkey as the country rejects his call for diplomacy

President Trump has authorized, but not implemented sanctions in a warning to Turkey over its operation in Syria, as Turkey rejects his call for diplomacy.
3 years ago
Trump set to authorize sanctions in warning to Turkey
4 years ago

Pentagon warns Turkey it won't receive F-35 if it buys Russian missiles

Pentagon warns Turkey it has until July 31 to not buy Russian missiles or it won't get the F-35 stealth fighter.
4 years ago
Pentagon warns Turkey it won't receive F-35 if it buys Russian missiles
4 years ago

Turkey releases detained NASA scientist after years in prison

Turkey has released Serkan Golge, a NASA scientist who the country accused of belonging to a terrorist organization.
4 years ago
Turkey releases detained NASA scientist after years in prison
4 years ago

Amid Turkey's pending Russia defense system purchase, some question Trump's ability to push back: Sources

Turkey is moving forward with the controversial purchase of Russia’s most sophisticated and advanced air defense system.
4 years ago
US officials worry as Turkey poised to purchase Russian defense system: Sources
4 years ago

5-year-old girl pulled from rubble 18 hours after building collapse in Istanbul

At least three people were killed. The apartment building housed 43.
4 years ago
5-year-old girl pulled from rubble 18 hours after building collapse
4 years ago

For 3rd straight year, Turkey jailed more journalists than any other country: Report

The Turkish government currently has 68 journalists jailed.
4 years ago
For 3rd straight year, Turkey jailed more journalists than any other country: Report